The Miss Universe competition is in 57th year and still making history. The Miss Universe Organization is the organization that holds the Miss Universe pageant every year. This organization concurrently holds Miss USA and Miss Teen USA beauty contests, besides the Miss Universe pageant. The New York based organization is jointly held by NBC Universal and Donald Trump. Paul Shugart currently holds the position of the president of the organization. Other than New York, the organization has another office at Los Angeles.
Miss Universe Organization also has a huge network of representatives
the world over. Also, the organization produces landmark annual
television events, which are representative of hard work of dedicated
people working for the organization. Just as the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences is known for the annual live television event
- The Academy Awards, Miss Universe Organization is most recognized for
its live TV specials. Those popular events, however, are just the
With Miss Universe pageant, the organization aims to change the way the
world perceives women. The selection procedure for the pageant is
simple. Countries send their participants to take part in the pageant.
These candidates come to the competition and participate in difficult
rounds of personality and beauty tests. Thereafter, top three
participants of the pageant are selected by a team of esteemed judges.
The one who retains the topmost position is given the title of Miss
Universe, while the other two become 1st and 2nd Runners Up.
The journey of Miss Universe pageant, since its inception and till
date, has not been smooth and without any protests. In fact, some
countries do not allow their participants to come in the contest, since
their cultural setups deem it as immoral. There has not been consistency
in participating countries. Only USA, Canada, France, and Germany have
been participating in it since its beginning. Miss Universe Organization
prohibits bellow 18 candidates and also, transsexual applicants are not